Category: Curriculum

Playdough Fun with Books

Playdough might be the most perfect universal material for the early childhood classroom. It is so versatile! Here’s a great way to scaffold the learning of the children in your early education programs. For younger students, math is still an abstract concept. ┬áBeing able… Continue Reading “Playdough Fun with Books”

Homemade Paper – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Do you find scraps of paper collecting endlessly and tell yourself they are for a project or that the kids will use them eventually? Well, Eventually has come! With just a few handfuls of ripped paper we made over 20 pieces of paper in… Continue Reading “Homemade Paper – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

Community Partnerships Can Change Lives: My Beach to Beacon Story

If you don’t know about this race, let me fill you in. The Beach to Beacon is an iconic race which has been a staple in Maine since 1998. Joan Benoit Samuelson is the founder. Who is Joan? She was the first woman to… Continue Reading “Community Partnerships Can Change Lives: My Beach to Beacon Story”

Death and Your Curriculum

Death is never an easy topic to talk about. It is especially overwhelming to think about explaining death to a young child. Here are some of the ways we have dealt with and explained death to the children of the childcare. Gardening is where… Continue Reading “Death and Your Curriculum”

Math Books for Young Children

These are a few of my favorite math books! I have linked them to the Maine Early Development and Learning Standards. I created this annotated bibliography as part of a math assignment for my college course. Campbell, S. C., & Campbell, R. P. (2014).… Continue Reading “Math Books for Young Children”

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